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Harold F. Kress (1913–1999)

Educated at UCLA, Harold F. Kress entered the film business in the late 1930s as an editor. Although he directed a few documentaries and made a stab at directing features, his real niche was as an editor, and he became one of the most respected editors in the industry, winning an Academy Award for editing How the West Was Won (1962) and another for... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Towering Inferno
How the West Was Won
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Editor


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 1978 The Swarm
 1977 Viva Knievel! (as Harold Kress)
 1976 Gator
 1972 Stand Up and Be Counted (as Harold Kress)
 1971 The Horsemen
 1969-1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Night Out for the Boys (1969) ... (as Harold Kress)
 1968 Star Spangled Salesman (Documentary short)
 1967 The Ambushers
 1967 Luv
 1966 Alvarez Kelly
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair (uncredited)
 1961 King of Kings
 1958 Merry Andrew
 1956 The Rack
 1955 The Cobweb
 1955 The Prodigal
 1954 Green Fire
 1954 Rose Marie
 1953 Saadia
 1946 The Yearling (film editor)
 1944 Dragon Seed
 1943 Madame Curie (film editor)
 1943 Cabin in the Sky (film editor)
 1942 Random Harvest (film editor)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq. (film editor)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (film editor)
 1941 Rage in Heaven (film editor)
 1940 Comrade X (film editor)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (film editor)
 1940 New Moon (film editor)
 1939 Remember? (film editor)
 1939 These Glamour Girls (film editor)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World (film editor)
 1939 Broadway Serenade (film editor)
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Alternate Names:

Harold Kress | Harry Kress

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Father of film editor Carl Kress.

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